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Arvo Pärt

© Isabelle Francaix
© Isabelle Francaix
January 2020
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Matinee performance

Arvo Pärt and Choral Singing in Estonia

Estonian composer Arvo Pärt talks about the current popularity of choral music. We also discover from Maris Hellrand why choral singing in Estonia is so vibrant. 
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OxfordOxford Philharmonic Orchestra: Intimate Letters

© Chris Gloag
Dvořák, Pärt, Janáček
Natalia Lomeiko; Yuri Zhislin; Jon Thorne; Mats Lidström

HamburgMagnus Holmander: Rising Stars

© Maxim Schulz
Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Arnold, Kien, Pärt, Martinsson
Magnus Holmander; David Huang

LondonBBC Symphony Orchestra / Spano

Pärt, Skyllas, Rachmaninov
BBC Symphony Orchestra; Robert Spano; Garrick Ohlsson

LondonGuildhall String Ensemble

© Marco Borggreve
Pärt, Britten, Shostakovich
Candida Thompson; Guildhall String Ensemble

AmsterdamOn the Night Plain

On the Night Plain
Pärt, Reich, Dusapin, Silvestrov, Górecki, Feldman, Volans, Riley
Arditti String Quartet; Calder Quartet; Signum Quartet; Alex Ross

HamburgPortrait Concert: Arvo Pärt

© Maxim Schulz
Tallinn Chamber Orchestra; Tõnu Kaljuste; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Santiago de CompostelaOtros Mundos

Otros Mundos
Pärt, Britten, Weill
Real Filharmonía de Galicia; Jonathan Webb

El FerrolOtros Mundos

Otros Mundos
Pärt, Britten, Weill
Real Filharmonía de Galicia; Jonathan Webb
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Stephenson's Une Saison en Enfer lights up Aurora Orchestra

Allan Clayton © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Aurora Orchestra prove too muscular for accompanying voices in Wigmore Hall, but Stephenson's setting of Rimbaud's poetry is impressive.
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New at the Zurich helm, Paavo Järvi points north

Paavi Järvi and the Tonhalle Orchestra © Gaëtan Bally
Paavo Järvi launches his tenure as Chief Conductor of Zurich’s fine Tonhalle Orchestra with works by Arvo Pärt and Jean Sibelius.
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Three pieces by Pärt and Schnittke transcend time in Harlem

Joshua Roman and Conor Hanick © Kevin Condon
The underground crypt came alive with hymns and avowals for piano and cello in a program entitled “The Instant and the Eternal”.
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Paavo Järvi and Viktoria Mullova impress in Sibelius and Tchaikovsky

Viktoria Mullova © Benjamin Ealovega
Paavo Järvi brought pathos and nuance to Sibelius' Violin Concerto and Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony. 
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Steve Reich world premiere in New York

The Shed © Iwan Baan
London's new Centre for Music has much to learn from the Big Apple's mistakes.
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Dutch Masters: The welcome return of Introdans to London

Introdans in Polish Pieces © Hans Gerritsen
A seamless aesthetic of elegant and fluid dance, impressive musicality and impactful design 
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Sir James MacMillan’s 60th Astonishing Birthday Concert

Sir James MacMillan © Hansvander Woerd

Sir James MacMillan’s 60th Birthday Concert with SCO and Chorus rediscovers two major seminal works: the dramatic Veni, Veni, Emannuel with Colin Currie and the intense Seven Last Words from the Cross.

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Pärtly Bach: ACO season opens in meditative tone in Sydney

Richard Tognetti © Gary Heery
For their 2019 season-opener, Tognetti and the ACO collaborate with the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir to give a meditative, quasi-religious program centred on Bach and Pärt.
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